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Monday, January 5th, 2009

Poor Leno / Royksopp

Listen: Poor Leno / Royksopp RoyksoppPoorLeno.mp3

Real drag about most electronic singles – they press them up on 12″ but seldom 7″. So collecting those occasional 7’s has become a bit of a mission. I even relax my ‘only US or UK pressings’ rule when it comes down to it. I feel damn lucky to have found this one. No bar code so I’m guessing promo only – although not indicated anywhere. Originally issued by Telle in Norway, later licensed to Wall Of Sound for Britain. Like WOS, Telle’s a well groovy label, owned and operated by Mikal Telle. Been lucky to become friends as well as business partners with him via Matt & Kim. He released their first album in Europe and has done much to help the band overseas. They don’t come better than Mikal.

‘Poor Leno’ is right up there as a seminal track in my book. I never play it less than twice in a row – a real indicator – and it sounds a huge cut above in clubs. Definitely pick up the 12″ – lots of great remixes included.